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Old 04-04-2016, 11:19 PM   #1
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28DSBH - pls help with options to order


I am just about to place an order for a new 28DSBH. Please could you help me with choosing the options?

The options that I want to order:

Customer Value Package
15k BTU A/C Upgrade
Roof Ladder
Glacier Package
Kitchen Skylight with Shade
30 lb. LP Gas Bottles
Solid Surface Kitchen Countertops
Front Molded Cap w/LED Headlights
Sway Command Electronic Sway Control

The options I am not sure about:

Free Standing Table with 4 Chairs
Exterior Folding Table (2x4)
5-Way Power Remote

The options I am not planning to order:

Electric Stabilizer Jacks
Chill-N-Store Exterior Refrigerator
Outside Bumper Mount Grill

Please could you comment on the list above? Are there any options that you would think should be moved from one category to another one?

Thank you!

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Old 04-05-2016, 12:20 AM   #2
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Stormpod has the exact table linked from home depot or Lowe's for much cheaper, we opted not to get the free standing table and chairs so we could take advantage of the additional storage, we also did not get the remote, too pricy for minimal effort, I think you're good with what you have.... One thing you might want to consider is not upgrading the propane, our old camper had the #30 bottles and we used about 1 bottle per year, you'll save about 30 lbs off your tongue weight and 20 lbs bottles are easy to find vs refilling the 30 lbs

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Old 04-05-2016, 07:50 AM   #3
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I would not get 30# tanks. Jacko hit the nail on the head. As a matter of fact for anyone near Tallahassee I have 2 30# tanks and a back cover I will trade straight up for 20# and a black cover. Just provide them full and pay for a fill for one of my extra 20's to make the fuel even.

I have the table, and I like it. The table is generic, but they built a nice place to hold it, and I am not sure that the storage hole is prebuilt without the option. Then again my passthrough is always a disaster and any built in organization is a good thing!

Power remote is silly without power stabilizers I think, and I'm not a fan of power stabilizers.

Kitchen skylight. Provides some light, but its a hole in the roof. Personally I'd opt out.

The rear gas grill is nice, but other options exist. If I had not had gotten it with my last RV and kept it, I wouldn't have it and would be using a Webber Q of some sort.

My unit HAD the chill and N-store and it was removed the 5th day of owning the RV.]

I would go to www.rvdirect.com and get a quote on what you want and add all options. Even if you buy local, it gives you negotiating power.
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Old 04-05-2016, 08:16 AM   #4
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Like Jacko mentioned, the 20lb tank will probably be enough. Though just exchanging them usually only gets you a 15lb fill, not a full 20lb fill.

Free standing table, we have never had one, but we would probably miss the storage also.

Exterior table: How much? Probably can buy a couple tables yourself for way cheaper. We have a couple rectangle (they are each about 2x4 if I recall, in the camper which is still in winter hibernation!) aluminum roll top tables that work great. Fold up and store in a bag about the size of a bag chair.

Exterior fridge: we have our first outdoor kitchen having bought our 32 last July. While I probably won't use the stovetop much, the exterior fridge is awesome in our opinion!!! Eliminated taking a cooler for us. We keep the water and pop (soda) in it. So if we see kids getting in the cooler (adult drinks) we know they are up to no good!!! Lol BUT, if you will boondock a lot, may not make sense since you won't have electric without a generator. If you normally have electric h/u, I highly suggest getting it.

Having bought our 32 off the lot, it had the bumper mount grill option. Not something I would have bought. Probably won't use it as we have a Coleman Roadtrip grill. Although I may look at keeping the bumper grill for trips to the park and such if I can get a regulator for it.

Remote: our trailer has the remote (came with the Elite package if I recall correctly). It is nice being able to stand outside while putting the slides out to double check they won't hit anything. If it wasn't included not sure I would have opted for it, depends on the price.

Electric stabilizer jacks: a cordless drill/driver with a socket is way cheaper, and easier and cheaper to replace if it goes bad.

Some say the skylight is just another possible leak waiting to happen, so it's a tough call!!! Ours came with one, it's nice, but not sure I would get it as a standalone option.

Good luck!!!
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Old 04-05-2016, 08:53 AM   #5
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Here is the exact table from lowes for cheaper, our plan is to get it a later date if we decide we want it, we have a simialar table that folds in half which we ended up removing from our old trailer due to lack of use

Credit Stormpod1 for the find on the table...
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Old 04-05-2016, 10:21 AM   #6
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I like the 30lb propane bottles on my jay flight. The fewer times I need to refill them the better. For $75. it is not a bad deal. Will cost you a lot more later.
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Old 04-05-2016, 10:43 AM   #7
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Thank you guys! This confirms that I will go for only the options I have in the first category and skip those where I was not sure or did not want them.

Question about the 30 lb. LP Gas Bottles if I do not take this option, am I getting 20 lb. tanks or I am not getting any? More important, would I get this black cover for the bottles if I do not go with 30 lb. tanks option? I like the idea of having less on the tongue. We are very light energy / gas users, so I do not expect that the bigger tanks are important.

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Old 04-05-2016, 01:01 PM   #8
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Here's the 20lbs
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Here's the 30lbs
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Old 04-05-2016, 11:17 PM   #9
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Again, thank you all!

I have also noticed that there are two new options for 208DSBH

Theater Seating
EZ Breeze Powered Roof Vent

I understand that Theater Seating would mean two separate chairs instead of the couch... If so, not interested.

EZ Breeze Powered Roof Vent is something I should be interested in?
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Old 04-06-2016, 05:28 AM   #10
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In regards to LP tanks size, depends on your style and length of RV use. If you are in parks with shore power the majority of the time 20's will be more than enough. But, if you are like me and will boondock for sometimes as much as 2 1/2 weeks in cold climate you may want the 30's. I have four 30 pound tanks that I run.

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